CARNATION haven't stopped bringing back old-school death metal. The Belgian band still honor the genre's storied traditions on their upcoming album 'Cursed Mortality'. Just listen to new single "Replicant", which crashes downhill with the impending crunch of a boulder in a booby-trapped dungeon.
But Carnation aren't slaves to the past, either. "Replicant" wasn't inspired by another gory slasher flick. It takes cues from the sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner'. Even though Simon Duson makes mince meat of the movie's most quotable line with his stench-spewing death growl, his cleans wring fresh anguish out of the gloomy melodic leads. 'Cursed Mortality' isn't just a revival. It's a rebirth.
Watch the medieval, headbanging video for "Replica" on our YouTube channel.
Here's what Duson had to say about Carnation's new single: "What would you do if you came to realize that you were programmed to live for only four years? Would you accept the outcome, or try to figure out a way to extend your lifespan? Replicant is a song about dealing with the finiteness of our existence. The song was inspired by Roy Batty, a character from the movie Blade Runner. His tale perfectly embodies the message we want to portray with this track. Musically, it's quite diverse and different compared to most of the music we have created until now. We hope this will be a welcome surprise for new and old fans alike."